80 On Trolleys At UHL As New Week Begins

Hospital trolleys

Trolley numbers at the region’s main hospital have spiked once again, as a new week begins.

According to the INMO, there were 80 patients without a bed at University Hospital Limerick this morning; 43 of those on trolleys in the emergency department alone.

The figure is double that of the next busiest facilities – South Tipperary General Hospital and Cork University Hospital had 40 patients each awaiting a bed.


Overall, there were almost 570 patients nationwide on trolleys in Irish hospitals this morning.